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Yes, we make Chicago Deep Dish Pizza right here in Echo Park. All of our "masa" (dough) is baked fresh daily in our bakery, and our sauces & dressings are made from scratch. Ingredients are organic & locally sourced whenever possible & we are proud to serve "imported" Chicago favorites like Authentic Hot Giardiniera. Many of our dishes are old family recipes - lovingly passed down. Our Masa family hopes you enjoy your dining experience as much as we enjoy having you. Eat, Drink & Be Merry and... Don't Forget to Save Room for Dessert!
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Claudia S.
Claudia S.

11/07/2016

Provided by YPmobile

Delicious Chicago-style pizza. By far the best Chicago-style pizza I have found in Los Angeles! Try this place!

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Sven S.
Sven S.

08/25/2016

Provided by YPmobile

Truly the best pizza I've eaten but what do I know, I'm from New Mexico. Outstanding! I've only had taken out.

Amy F.
Amy F.

08/14/2016

Provided by YP.com

One of the only places in L.A (that I've found, at least) serving AUTHENTIC Chicago deep-dish pizza. Call ahead if you don't want to wait, and they'll pop it in the oven when you're on your way so it's ready not long after you arrive. The restaurant is a cute mish-mash of tables and chairs in what used to be an old car mechanic shop, I believe. The bread they serve while you wait for your order is soooo good. The deep-dish pizza is huge for two people, but we take home the leftovers and freeze it for later. Yum!

Mike F.
Mike F.

08/11/2016

Provided by YPmobile

Legit Chicago pizza. Seriously, the real deal. Trick is to call in about 20 mins ahead and put in your order.

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Matthew R.
Matthew R.

09/05/2015

Provided by YPmobile

Amazing deep-dish, Chicago style pizza. Wasn't as heavy as I thought it would be. Good service and fun atmosphere.

Dave K.
Dave K.

07/27/2014

Provided by YPmobile
Bread pudding

Met the owner Rob who is super nice. Down to earth guy who loves his community. The wife and I had our second date ever here 3 years ago

littletree323
littletree323

07/15/2011

Provided by Citysearch
Had the worst experience at a restaurant we've ever had

We stopped by this place on our way to The Echo and literally had the worst experience we've ever had at a restaurant due to an extremely rude waitress and an equally rude owner that made no moves to remedy the situation after we tried to talk to him about our concerns. They simply don't care about customer service. We were told to ""Go back to where ever you came from, leave, and we don't need for you to come back."" At this point I used a very descriptive word for the waitress and I regret that I let them drag me to their level but I was literally in shock at their attitudes. When I walked away the owner said ""Have a nice life"". It was then that I realized they must just enjoy being able to get away with humiliating customers or have insurmountable problems with the business. The country is falling apart, there's one disater after another, and people are out there sacrificing their lives for our freedoms so why can't we just all take a deep breath and treat each other with loving kindness? Is good customer service too much to ask?

makoy731
makoy731

07/11/2011

Provided by Citysearch
a must try

2 words... bread pudding! it's the best I've ever had.

dfaye44
dfaye44

02/23/2011

Provided by Citysearch
Better Company Sitting Than Working

The workers are all pretentious and as soon as you finally sit who knows how long it will be till you are given any attention by your server or anyone who works there. I understand its got great food and drinks and i love the vibe, but come on i need a glass of water and a menu... is that so much to ask for in a freakin Cafe?

jessirabbit
jessirabbit

12/26/2010

Provided by Citysearch
L.A. Times

I ate several times at masa because the cuban sandwhich and pizza were good but the service was extremely poor. The owners were very rude to me and to the staff. Part of the problem may be there is to many owners working there. To many chiefs and not enough indians. Workers were rush to work faster because I even heard them screming to employess I cant eat some where when they treat people that way. That is why staff changes so often there I believe.

gutig
gutig

04/21/2010

Provided by Citysearch
la masa

great great great staff. wonderful neighborhood place. eat there A LOT.

weho333
weho333

12/03/2009

Provided by Citysearch
meh i've had better

Way too expensive and food not that great.

laba 09
laba 09

11/20/2009

Provided by Citysearch
over priced and not worth it

While the food is ok here, I stopped going after an unreal encounter with a very rude member of the staff here. There are better restaurants more deserving of my money than Masa which is over rated and way too expensive for what you get. Like spending $30 on a pizza? Than this is your kind of place. You can get better pizza fir cheaper at actual gourmet restaurants such as Mozza to Go. I say skip Masa and head to Mozza if you are going to pay that kind of money.

worringer
worringer

07/24/2009

Provided by Citysearch
best place on earth far from home

the location is my homeplace if i in town
always friendly service , best personal in the us
ronda make the place to something special
good to know the masa
the home if i far from home
thanx

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eastside_guy
eastside_guy

06/07/2009

Provided by YP.com
5 stars for the people...

... 3 stars for the food, which is just good enough to keep me coming back. Actually, the deep dish pizza is awesome, but how often can you get your wife to agree to order a big cheesy, garlicky deep-dish pizza? Not often, is how often.

posorio
posorio

01/03/2009

Provided by Citysearch
Used to be the best Chicago Style Pizza in LA but no longer

We found Masa a couple years ago from a review in the Los Feliz Ledger and could not get enough of their Chicago style pizza for take out. As transplanted Chicagoans, we are always looking for a good replacement for Giordano's, Uno's, Nancy's deep dish/stuffed pizza that we love and for a good long time Masa was IT. The owners and primary cooks were from Chicago and clearly got what it took to make good pizza (delicate balance of great crust and not too sweet sauce). They were also friendly people that made their own deliveries - taking the time to chat up regular customers. We loved everything about the place and the pizza. That love affair lasted about a year and ended late in 2007. We called to get pizza delivery and were told that they no longer delivered (and in a very rude tone to boot) so we stopped enjoying the pizza for a good long while as we just don't go out to dinner as much (we have 2 kids 4 and 6 years old ). For my birthday, this past week, I decided we should see if Masa changed their delivery rules. They now deliver but for lunch only (until 3pm) and again the news was declared in a decidedly rude tone. I'm not sure why they are so rude at this restaurant but my guess is that it has something to do with the fact that they are very busy and very successful - 2 things that should not immediately result in being rude to any payiing customers. No worries, good pizza is worth it... right? Well the pizza is not the same. The crust is still vaguely similar to the previous recipe but just barely. The sauce is tooo sweet and has a weird spicy-ness that doesn't work at all for pizza. The biggest problem with the sauce is there is way too much oregano in the sauce and way too much sauce on the pie. There is barely any cheese and the other toppings were so overpowered by the sauce that it might as well have been plain.

Clearly this place has bought into it's own hype and feels like they can do anything and everyone will love it. Don't believe the hype.

EAG
EAG

12/01/2008

Provided by Citysearch
GREAT Bread Pudding!

Can't get enough of this little treasure in my backyard! Love the Manchego salad and piping hot bread... and don't get me started on the bread pudding - sinfully delicious! The quaint, cozy atmosphere and friendly wait staff are always a pleasure.

no2yes
no2yes

06/23/2008

Provided by Citysearch
saw a critter crawling on the bar counter...

I was waiting for my to-go order which took FOREVER! so I sat at the bar with a glass of water waiting... in a 15 minute span, I saw a couple of creepy crawlers lingering around the facility. I won't tell you the type because you might still want to dine at this spot, but after seeing that, I couldn't even get myself to eating the deep dish pizza I had bought for fear of what could be in it. Next time you're eating here, look around some corner or tucked away areas and you might just get an eye feast that'll deplete your appetite.

krypto69
krypto69

04/22/2008

Provided by Citysearch
They get it right with one exception...

There is too much garlic in the sauce. Garlic should be a main ingredient in pizza sauce. However, whole cloves are overwhelming. Masa would really benefit from using minced garlic as opposed to whole chunks and cloves. Not everyone is a rabid garlic fan. While the pizza is great, I don't see myself ordering it again anytime soon. It's hard to enjoy the deep dish when you're constantly rummaging through the sauce, thereby dissecting the pizza, just to pick out garlic chunks. If you choose to just eat it blindly, you'll find a chunk of garlic in every bite.
Still, this place is as close as Los Angeles gets to deep dish.

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Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
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Payment method
amex, all major credit cards, debit, discover
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Echo Park, East LA
Categories
Pizza, Bakeries, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Caterers, Italian Restaurants, Restaurants, Vegan Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Healthy, Vegetarian, Bakeries, Vegan, Continental, Pizza

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: Yes

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